Saint Anna: The island’s most famous – and most photographed – beach is a small sandy cove surrounded by steep rocks below the Hozoviotissa Monastery. The rocks act as natural platforms for anyone wanting to dive into the deep blue waters of the sea, which, because of its extraordinary clarity, is ideal for snorkelling.
Saint Paul: One of the most exotic beaches on Amorgos, just 300 metres from the tiny island of Nikouria. The beach combines sand and white pebbles, while there is also a narrow spit of land here that stretches out into the turquoise sea. The waters are calm, making them ideal for families with children, and for fishing. It lacks any formal amenities, but the food at the taverna here is delicious.
Mourou: A small stretch of coast with grey sand and thin black pebbles surrounded by steep, imposing rocks. The cool turquoise waters complement the enchanting scenery, while at one end of the beach are two sea caves that are ideal for swimming or snorkelling. Mourou is located near Kamari and Arkesini, south of Amorgos Town, and is a ten-minute walk down a path. Although it has no formal amenities, there is a small taverna offering the essentials.
Levrosos: A paradise of fine golden sand and shallow emerald waters in the northern part of Amorgos, with natural shade provided by a cluster of tamarisk trees. The beach is protected by steep hills and is an ideal haven for lovers of quiet and seclusion. It is easy to get to from Tholaria (via a path) or by boat from Aegiali.
Maltezi: One of the island’s most beautiful beaches, northwest of Katapola, with fine golden sand and blue-green waters. It is an especially attractive spot when the north wind picks up during the meltemi season, as it is well-protected. Amenities include a beach bar and sunbeds. The easiest way of getting here is by boat from Katapola (every 30 or 60 minutes), while lovers of hiking will enjoy the 20-minute walk along a trail from the village of Xylokeratidi.